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Cell Division Quality Control ‘Stopwatch’ Uncovered

March 28, 2024

UC San Diego biologists have uncovered a quality control timing mechanism tied to cell division. The “stopwatch” function keeps track of mitosis and acts as a protective measure when the process takes too long, preventing the formation of cancerous cells.

New Cancer Therapy Target Stops Tumor Cells From Sharing Resources

October 17, 2023

Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered a process in which liver cells share molecules in order to multiply under conditions that would ordinarily suppress cell proliferation. They also found evidence that this process occurs in various types of cancer cells.

Study Sheds Light on What Causes Cells to Divide

December 24, 2014

When a rapidly-growing cell divides into two smaller cells, what triggers the split? Is it the size the growing cell eventually reaches? Or is the real trigger the time period over which the cell keeps growing ever larger? A novel study published online today in the journal Current Biology has…

Study Provides Hope for Some Human Stem Cell Therapies

August 20, 2015

…of scientists headed by biologists at UC San Diego has discovered that an important class of stem cells known as human “induced pluripotent stem cells,” or iPSCs, which are derived from an individual’s own cells, can be differentiated into various types of functional cells with different fates of immune rejection.

Surprise Finding Points to DNA’s Role in Shaping Cells

February 8, 2018

…at the intersection of biology and physics, scientists at UC San Diego have made a surprising discovery at the root of cell formation. They found that DNA executes an unexpected architectural role in shaping the cells of bacteria. Studying the bacterium Bacillus subtilis, the researchers used an array of experiments…

Study Discovers Fundamental Unit of Cell Size in Bacteria

April 13, 2017

By applying mathematical models to a large number of experiments in which bacterial growth is inhibited, a team of physicists, biologists and bioengineers from UC San Diego developed a “general growth law” that explains the relationship between the average cell size of bacteria and how fast they grow.

Biologists Find ‘Missing Link’ in the Production of Protein Factories in Cells

June 22, 2014

Biologists at UC San Diego have found the “missing link” in the chemical system that enables animal cells to produce ribosomes—the thousands of protein “factories” contained within each cell that manufacture all of the proteins needed to build tissue and sustain life.

Slime Mold Reveals Clues to Immune Cells’ Directional Abilities

May 26, 2016

How white blood cells in our immune systems home in on and engulf bacterial invaders—like humans following the scent of oven-fresh pizza—has long been a mystery to scientists. But biologists from UC San Diego and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have uncovered important clues about this mechanism from…

Simple Genetic Circuit Forms Stripes

October 13, 2011

Many living things have stripes, but the developmental processes that create these and other patterns are complex and difficult to untangle.

UC San Diego Researchers Develop Sensors to Detect and Measure Cancer’s Ability to Spread

December 5, 2018

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers engineered sensors to detect and measure the metastatic potential of single cancer cells. Metastasis is attributed as the leading cause of death in people with cancer.

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